Yesilkoy to Buyukcekmece

Minka of Southampton - Cruising Log
Edmund Wigan
Wed 30 Jul 2014 03:45
Position 41:00.440N 28:35.854E

We arrived in Yesilkoy quite early. There was a bit of a swell coming into the anchorage by the beach so I went into the fishing harbour and anchored.

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There looks to be plenty of room but allowing for any wind changes and Minka swinging there is only a clearance of about 20 mts. I rowed ashore and went shopping.

The wind woke up later and gave me a good direction so I decided to set off the 15 NM to Buyukcekmece. We had a great sail downwind and then beat into the bay to anchor.

Leaving Yesilkoy I had a problem as we had found some obsolete mooring gear and a large fishermans anchor along with its 1 inch chain was caught on my anchor. The new windlass was man enough to lift this lot so I was able to get free without calling out a more anchoring there.

On our way this motor boat seemed attracted to is.

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It overtook leaving lots of room.... maybe as much as ten metres......

We have just left the anchorage and are on our way to Marmara Island.

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The anchorage was just off a busy holiday beach. It looked really good in the dark.


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